December 30, 2009

Origin of Day Light Savings practice

Banjamin Franklin who coined the proverb ""Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise", published a letter (An Economical Project, a discourse on the thrift of natural versus artificial lighting.) to Paris citizens on how to save candles by raising earlier and use morning sunlight. This concept was later used as a way to save energy and thus came in the practice of "day Light savings". More

December 04, 2009

Origin Of Red Ribbon Logo

In 1991, Patrick O'Connell, founding director of Visual Aids and his friends observed a significant raise of AIDS among artists in East Village and decided to launch a campaign to increase awareness about AIDS.

They Observed Americans in small towns were willing to visibly express their support for soldiers by putting up yellow ribbon and after a little brainstorming they designed Red Ribbon logo. Red was chosen for its, "connection to blood and the idea of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine."

source: BBC